More than 130 exhibitors will showcase the latest products and services for energy management when The Energy Event (an i2i Event) returns to the Birmingham NEC this week, from 10 to 11 September. As the UK’s leading energy efficiency, management and procurement exhibition and conference, it’s aimed at businesses and organisations looking to improve energy consumption and reduce costs.

Some of the biggest energy names will be exhibiting, including npower (stand H80), E.ON (G50), Gazprom Energy (D71), Scottish & Southern Energy (G10), Cornwall Energy (F46), DONG Energy (F09), as well as The Energy Institute (A17).

Commenting on this year’s Energy Event, Steve Swaine, event director says: “Saving energy costs and reducing energy consumption is rising up the agenda for all organisations globally, and this year’s Energy Event is the ideal destination to meet those industry’s leading suppliers and see the latest innovations, all in one place. This year’s Energy Event is the biggest yet and with more than 130 exhibitors, we expect more than 7,000 local and international visitors, over the days.

“Visitors should also make time for the free conference, offering seminars on all of the issues facing energy procurement and management, plus real life case studies from some of the largest energy users. You an also hear about the latest government initiatives and legislation directly from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey.”

Energy metering and management

A range of new products and services will be unveiled exclusively at this year’s show. Visitors can check out the latest developments in energy management, such as the new ‘Realtime Interactive Display Screens’ by Invisible Systems (C39). Also well worth a visit is the Vickers Energy Management System stand (D38), which in 2012 alone reduced new customers’ C02 emissions by over 37,000 tonnes, saving £6 million.

In the realm of industrial and commercial gas metering services, Energy Assets Ltd (D34) will roll out a range of new products, including the new Z-LYNK system, which features an interactive display to remotely control the operations of a street lamp. They’ll also offer a live demonstration of energy data reporting via the new Energydata24 AMR system.

Partner companies HWM and ASL Holdings (F04) will show their latest wireless communications technologies for M2M and smart metering applications. 

Energy saving products

New energy saving products will be on show, such as the LED Eco Light (E32) 2D G-Sense Lamp, which incorporates G-Sense™ technology, with additional unique functionality including a built in battery back-up for emergency use.

Planetsaving LED Lighting (A12) will also provide their latest lighting solutions and they’ll be offering their free LED Lighting Guidebook to visitors at their stand. Further lighting products will also be available from the flex7 System (Flex Connectors Ltd. – H12), which provides lighting connection and control solutions, modular in nature, providing flexibility.

The Gemini stand will feature their range of Tinytags Data Loggers (I45), ideal for analysing temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide and single or three-phase power usage. Automatic voltage stabilisers and energy-saving voltage optimisers can reduce energy bills by 12 to 30 per cent. Thamesgate (A08), the UK’s leading manufacturer of the Ortea range will be showcasing their advanced models, including the Ethernet and GPRS modem communications capability and Ortea’s Stabimon software.
Air conditioning and cooling systems

For anyone interested in chillers, precision air conditioning and IT cooling systems, industry leader Airedale (C46) is exhibiting at The Energy Event for the first time. They’ll be showcasing their cutting edge EC (Electronically Commutated) fans, which can reduce power consumption by up to 70 per cent compared to traditional AC fans. EcoCooling (G20) will also be showcasing their advanced control systems, suitable for both retrofit and new builds.

McQuay Energy (E10), leading manufacturers and suppliers of air handling units, chillers, site service and retrofit, are also offering visitors to their stand the chance to win a trip for two to Rome to visit the McQuay factory. The giveaway includes the chance to visit their site, meet the engineering teams and view the manufacturing facility. All flights, meals, transfers and accommodation are included.

Education and training

The latest educational and training tools around energy use will also be on show, including a selection of behavioural change and energy awareness programmes produced by Worldview Learning (D55). Utilising a 3D interactive platform, they feature eLearning modules, quizzes and certificates to engage employees to understand energy saving.

The Energy Institute (A17) will also launch a new eLearning portal for their Energy Management training system, which exhibitors can test out live at the stand.

Other highlights

Other show highlights not to be missed include the unveiling of the first double decker stand in the history of The Energy Event. The double-decker extravaganza constructed for British Independent Utilities (E10) features bespoke demonstration pods and a display wall for the company’s cutting edge trading screen. It will also offer a serviced VIP lounge with a bar, barista, masseuse and 360 degree panoramic views of the NEC’s exhibition hall. The company is also offering stand visitors the chance to win a luxury night away Claridge’s.

The latest solar mounting systems, including the electric charging station P-CHARGE in combination with the solar carport Park@Sol, will be presented by Schletter UK Limited (A01).

The Energy Event conference and partners

In addition to the show’s biggest exhibition to date, The Energy Event also invites visitors to its free conference, which will address all energy management and procurement issues. Headline speakers include Lord Robert Winston, the renowned TV presenter (including Child of our Time) and pre-eminent speaker on reproductive medicine, broadcast commentator Rosie Boycott and eco-tourist Andy Pag.

Key event partners at The Energy event 2013 are ESTA (Energy Services & Technology Association), MEUC (Major Energy Users Council), The Energy Institute, BCAS (British Compressed Air Society Ltd.) and BCIA (Building Controls Industry Association).

For more information and to register for your free ticket to The Energy Event, visit Ticket holders with a wider sustainability remit can also keep up to date with three co-located environmental events at and